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'Rare escape' leads to security review of Kenai youth facility

State officials plan to review the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility security policies after five inmates escaped following a riot that left two guards seriously injured Friday night.Karen Forrest...
Five juvenile escapees indicted on 15 felony charges

...inmates involved in the escape plot of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility on Nov. 7 have been indicted on 15 felony...state employees have been transferred to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility. Currently, three juveniles are held at...
ATM burglarized at Nikiski market

...was responsible. He was arrested on burglary, criminal mischief and theft and charges and remanded to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility. Martinez said the thieves have no regard for personal property. He said these types of crimes show the...
Youth shoots himself in the leg at drinking party

...charged with fourth degree misconduct involving a weapon and minor consuming alcohol.He was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility.Troopers reported that after the teen shot himself with the .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol "a mass...
Hero of the Week

The staff and residents at the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility want to recognize Steve Mapes for his dedication and hard work. Steve has been a stellar volunteer at the facility for the last...
Grant cut could force cops to baby-sit youth offenders

The Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility Citizens Advisory Board learned that a proposed budget cut could eliminate funding for a program designed to protect kids picked...
Program opens eyes to horrors of meth

...she was hooked. After four months of using it, methamphetamine got West arrested and landed her in the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility. "I know the side effects," she said. "And I know how it feels to withdraw." Sober for a year, a...
Kenai pond to become a park

...a phased plan for building facilities around the three-acre pond adjacent to Walmart and across from the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility. Phase 1 includes a parking lot, vaulted restrooms, shelters and improvements to the beach and trails...
Business Briefs

...Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at the Anchor River Inn. Youth facility workers honored Recently two Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility staff members received national awards from National Juvenile Detention Association for their outstanding...
Kenai man shot in leg

...scene of the shooting. Police confirmed West and the shooter know each other. The shooter is being held at Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility. West's condition is listed as fair at CPH. Investigation is ongoing and no further details are being...


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